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English verb: tantalize

1. tantalize (communication) harass with persistent criticism or carping


SamplesThe children teased the new teacher.
Don't ride me so hard over my failure.
His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie.


Synonymsbait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, taunt, tease, twit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bemock, mock


Narrower (hyponym)banter, barrack, chaff, flout, gibe, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, scoff









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